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WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEMS
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units for home,
RVs, cabins, camp site, travel
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to our Aqua
following is an exerpt of a direct communication
by Ceramic Filters Company Inc., used with their permission
1989 - Ceramic Filters Company, Inc.
started (In America) as the sole Agent and Importer for
Fairey Industrial Ceramics, which are the manufactors of
the authentic Doulton ceramic water filters, and owners
of the British Berkefeld® brand of water filter housings.
1998 Ceramic Filters Company,
Inc. started dealing with NMCL
for the sale of British Berkefeld® branded
gravity filter products
1999 Ceramic Filters Company,
Inc. signed an agreement with NMCL
for NMCL to be the sole distributor
for the British Berkefeld.® branded water filtering
housing and internals. We also created (at his request)
the Big Berkey® which originally used 9 filters
instead of the 7 filters used everywhere else in the
world so that he had a competing unit against Katadyns
gravity unit. NMCL then trademarked
the name Berkey® and Big Berkey®
in the US. We then introduced the Crown & Royal units
for NMCL for people wanting
a larger unit.
advised us they was developing a new water filter element
and housing for it to be used in, and that it would help
sales of their units and would not take anything away from
British Berkefeld® sales. Marketing of the Berkey Light®
and Black Berkey® elements happened soon after.
The black elements are being marketed as a
purifier, yet according to the EPA, in order
for a water filter to be deemed a purifier it must remove
bacteria, protozoan cysts and virus.
Since the black elements do not remove virus, his
claim of a purifier is dubious at best.
These black filters are a modified spun carbon
filtering cartridge, made for a pressurized
water system, not a gravity drip system. This is why NMCL
tells you to "prime" the black filters before
they can be used. Go to Home Depot - you can see nearly
the same carbon filter there for under $15.00.
Do an internet search for "problems with
Black Berky® filter" and you'll see PROOF these
filters are NOT what they claim. Many will seperate from
their glued-on base.